ALL OF THE BEANS
The Bush’s® Visitor Centre nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, is where you can learn all about our history, beans and how we’ve spent the last 110 years spreading that good bean word.
Enjoy some home cookin’ and Southern specialties at the Bush’s® Family Cafe, but be sure to save room for a slice or three of our famous Pinto Bean Pie.
Plan Your Visit
To support the health and safety of our guests and employees, the Visitor Centre is temporarily closed. Once re-opened, we’ll be here year-round, every day but Sundays and major holidays.* Hours vary depending on the season so give us a call at 865-509-3077 for the current schedule.
HOURS OF OPERATION
SUMMER - FALL
June 7, 2021 – November 6, 2021
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
FALL - SPRING
November 8, 2021 – March 13, 2022
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
HOLIDAYS / CLOSEDCLOSED ON
Mon. Jan 17 - MLK
Fri. Apr 15 – Sat. Apr 16 – Easter
Mon. May 30 – Memorial Day
Sat. Jul 4 – 4th of July
Mon. Sep 5 – Labor Day
Thu. Nov 24 - Sat. Nov 26 – Thanksgiving
Fri. Dec 23 - Mon. Dec 26 – Christmas
Sat. Dec 31 - Mon. Jan 2 – New Years
To schedule a group tour (12 or more people) at the Bush’s® Museum and Cafe, send a request or call 865-509-3077.
*If a holiday falls on Sunday, we will be closed the following Monday. For current schedule changes, including holidays and those due to weather, check our social pages or call us at 865-509-3077.
We welcome all service animals as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and they are permitted inside the Visitor's Centre buildings. Animals whose sole function is to provide assistance or emotional support are not defined as service animals by the ADA. For full guidelines, please see the ADA website.
There is a drop-off area at the entrance to the Visitor Centre. Once you arrive, there are plenty of benches inside and outside for resting.
No, we are unable to take visitors through the actual plant, but this is why we opened the museum, which includes a movie theatre and video that gives a wonderful “behind the scenes” tour of the manufacturing process.
Most guests typically spend 1-1½ hours in the Museum and General Store. This does not include time for lunch at the Family Cafe – which you definitely don’t want to miss!
Yes. Please call the Cafe (865-509-3485) for more details.
Yes, when you have lunch at the Bush’s® Family Cafe you will be served a sample of “the bean of the day” prior to your meal.
Not at this time.
On occasion Duke will stop in for a meet and greet – when we know he’s stopping in, we will post on our Facebook page.
Yes. There are designated parking spaces at the far end of the parking area.
We have all the Bush’s® product offerings, including regional flavours that you might not find at your local grocer. There are Bush’s®-branded items (t-shirts, hoodies, magnets) and also houseware/kitchen items and other unique finds.
There are no tours except for a few days in December – the home is decorated for the holidays and guests may stop in for a tour. For specific dates/times, please call 865-509-3077.